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[audio]Good Health
Keywords: Social Support
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[texts]The duty of the medical profession in the reconstruction of the war cripple - McMurtrie, Douglas C. (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944
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Keywords: Disabled Persons; Veterans; Social Support
Downloads: 19
[texts]Facilitators And Barriers To Weight Loss And Weight Loss Maintenance A Qaulitative Exploration, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 2014 - C.J. Metzgar, A.G. Preston, D.L. Miller, S.M. Nickols-Richardson
A research article published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics identifying social support networks as a critical factor in women's ability to lose weight. 
Keywords: Weight lose; Weight Maintenance; Social Support
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[texts]Perceived social support, social skills, and quality of relationships in bulimic women - Grissett, Nadine I.
Keywords: Bulimia--psychology; Interpersonal Relations; Social Support; Women
Downloads: 72
[texts]Patient characteristics as predictors for the psychosocial functioning and quality of life of implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients - Lewis, Tara Lynn Saia
Keywords: Defibrillators, Implantable; Social Support; Quality of Life; Patients--psychology
Downloads: 143
[texts]ERIC ED266563: A Guide to Selected National Genetic Voluntary Organizations. - ERIC
The directory lists approximately 120 mutual support groups concerned with the medical and psychological impacts of genetic disorders and birth defects on individuals and their families. The groups are dedicated to serving the ongoing emotional, practical, and financial needs of these populations. The entries are arranged alphabetically and include information on name of organization, address, phone number, executive director, contact person, chapters/satellites, purpose, and educational materia...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Congenital Impairments; Genetics; Organizations (Groups); Social Support Groups
Downloads: 4
[texts]Understanding HIV - Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

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[texts]Konprann HIV - Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

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[texts]ERIC ED364803: Building Supportive Communities for Youth: Local Approaches to Enhancing Community Youth Services and Supports. Commissioned Paper #7. - ERIC
This document presents findings and conclusions drawn from a study that identified almost 30 community initiatives aimed at improving youth services; examined 10 of these initiatives in some depth; and focused intensively on documenting the history and status of three of the initiatives that best demonstrate the potential effect that broad-based community planning and monitoring might have on the availability, scope, quality, and focus of community-based youth services...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adolescents; Community Role; Social Support Groups; Youth Programs
Downloads: 7
[texts]ERIC ED329826: Someone To Lend a Helping Hand: Older Rural Women as Recipients and Providers of Care. - ERIC
A major focus in the literature on rural aging has been the dearth of formal services available in rural areas and the unique features of service delivery in rural communities. It has not generally been recognized that rural older adults are not passive recipients of services and care but rather, active manipulators of social support systems through which they meet their perceived needs and the needs of others in their network...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Aging (Individuals); Caregivers; Females; Older Adults; Rural Population; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 2
[texts]ERIC ED315698: Informal Social Support: A Close Look at a Community-Based Volunteer Aftercare Program for the Emotionally Disturbed. - ERIC
Due to the high cost of professional services for the emotionally disturbed it is often the case that community-based aftercare programs for this population rely heavily on the use of volunteers to provide direct supportive functions. This study used a structured interview to attempt to describe the perceptions of volunteers of the informal helping relationship in a community-based aftercare program for the emotionally disturbed...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Counseling; Emotional Disturbances; Helping Relationship; Nonprofessional Personnel; Social Support Groups; Volunteers
Downloads: 2
[texts]ERIC ED326824: Perceived Social Support and Psychological Well-Being in Working Mothers. - ERIC
The psychological benefits of employment may be particularly reduced for working mothers by the stresses of parenting young children. This study was designed to investigate specific relations between three sources of perceived support (spouse, extended family, friend) and five aspects of experienced psychological health (tension, depression, irritability, fatigue, and well-being) in 115 married, high-achieving, full-time working mothers of preschoolers from the New York Metropolitan Area...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Employed Parents; Family Relationship; Friendship; Mothers; Preschool Children; Social Support Groups; Well Being
Downloads: 1
[texts]ERIC ED348587: Differences in Social Support between Rural and Urban Communities. - ERIC
Traditionally, a "rural" community refers to a community with low population density, which is relatively isolated from a metropolitan area, and which is economically based around the agriculture industry. This is in contrast to the "urban" community, which refers to a community with high population density or to one that is contained within or adjacent to a metropolitan center, with the economy based on a variety of industries...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adults; Helping Relationship; Interpersonal Relationship; Rural Urban Differences; Sex Differences; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 5
[texts]ERIC ED312833: A Parent's Guide to Accessing Parent Groups, Community Services, and to Keeping Records. - ERIC
This publication aims to help families better access services for their disabled children and organize their records for maximum efficiency. The suggestions are designed to help families develop personalized local directories of services for their individualized needs. The four chapters have the following titles: "Guide to Parent Groups,""Guide to Community Services,""Rural Families," and "Record Keeping." (PB)
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Access to Information; Community Services; Disabilities; Information Networks; Recordkeeping; Rural Family; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 2
[texts]ERIC ED317891: Cash Assistance as a Support for In-Home Care: Caregivers' Perspectives. - ERIC
Recognition of the importance of families in providing care to older persons has led to advocacy for a variety of supports to assist them. This study was conducted to describe caregivers' perceptions of the helpfulness of cash assistance and to identify factors associated with perceived helpfulness. Subjects were co-resident caregivers (N=155) whose disabled family member was a non-institutionalized veteran aged 65 or over who was a beneficiary of the Veterans' Administration Aid & Attendance pr...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Disabilities; Family Caregivers; Federal Aid; Financial Support; Older Adults; Social Support Groups; Stress Variables
Downloads: 2
[texts]ERIC ED326823: Evaluating an Empirically Based Parent Training Program for Divorced Families. - ERIC
Felner's transitional events model, which views post-divorce adjustment as a function of the environmental stressors a child faces and the interpersonal and intrapersonal resources available to the child, was used as an underlying framework for the development of a parent training program for divorced families. Five modifiable factors found to be significantly associated with children's post-divorce adjustment were identified: (1) quality of the custodial parent-child relationship; (2) disciplin...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adjustment (to Environment); Discipline; Divorce; Mothers; Parent Child Relationship; Parent Education; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 1
[texts]ERIC ED250645: Identifying the Links between Chronic Illness and Depression: Cognitive-Behavioral Mediators. - ERIC
All chronic illnesses represent assaults on multiple areas of functioning, not just the body. To examine the association between painful chronic illnesses and depression from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, 100 patients of the Pain Management Program at the West Haven, Connecticut Veterans Administration Hospital (78% males) completed a battery of tests. The tests assessed depression, pain severity, life interference attributed to pain, perceived self-control, and social support...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Depression (Psychology); Diseases; Life Satisfaction; Locus of Control; Patients; Social Support Groups
[texts]ERIC ED269668: Sibling Relationships: An Unrealized Potential Support for the Elderly. - ERIC
Although it has been estimated that over three-fourths of all older adults have living siblings, little information is available on the actual and potential supportive role siblings play for older persons. The sibling relationship has several unique and interesting characteristics and the intimate experiences of childhood may either bind or separate siblings. Siblings usually separate geographically and psychologically as they grow up, yet adults report strong feelings of closeness towards their...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Aging (Individuals); Family Relationship; Individual Needs; Interpersonal Relationship; Older Adults; Siblings; Social Support Groups
[texts]ERIC ED221263: Relationships between Health Status, Self Esteem and Social Support among Adolescents: Gender and Race Group Differences. - ERIC
To locate possible causes for the gender and race differences observed in adolescent health status, an analysis was made of the relationship between the scores of a national sample of 12- to 17-year-old adolescents on selected items of the National Center for Health Statistics' Health Examination Survey. Thirty survey items indicating social support given to or received by an adolescent and nine items representing feelings of self-esteem were organized into seven separate scales and entered into...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adolescents; Racial Differences; Self Esteem; Sex Differences; Social Support Groups; Stress Variables; Surveys
Downloads: 1
[texts]ERIC ED281125: Professional Facilitation of Support Groups: Necessary Attitudes and Knowledge. - ERIC
This paper notes that the rapid increase in the number of support groups for older persons and for their caregivers necessitates a look at the role of the professional as a facilitator of support groups. It defines the concepts of social support and support group and then proceeds to describe the dynamics of a suport group. Definitions proposed by several authors are discussed. The role and function of the facilitator at each stage in the life of the support group are presented...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Counselor Role; Developmental Stages; Group Dynamics; Leadership Training; Professional Development; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 2
[texts]ERIC ED377660: Guia para Padres: Acceso a los Grupos de Padres (Accessing Parent Groups: A Parent's Guide). - ERIC
This guide, in Spanish, notes the value of parent groups for parents of children with disabilities, as they offer parents a place and a means to share information, give and receive emotional support, and work as a team to address common concerns. Typical activities of a parent group are listed, and ways of identifying parent groups that exist nationally and locally are noted. Criteria are outlined for deciding which group or groups would be useful to join, and suggestions are offered for startin...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Disabilities; Information Services; Meetings; Parent Associations; Parent Participation; Planning; Program Development; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 8
[texts]ERIC ED309343: Social Support and Compliance with Hypertension Regimens. - ERIC
While research strongly suggests that social support can be effective in helping patients increase their compliance with medical regimens, many more specific questions remain unanswered. These include: (1) how are physicians using social support in an effective manner; (2) what are the most effective ways for physicians and their office staff to involve social support network members and significant others in patients' care; (3) what is the most effective way to teach physicians how to involve o...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Compliance (Psychology); Family Relationship; Helping Relationship; Hypertension; Physician Patient Relationship; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 1
[texts]ERIC ED297213: Alzheimer's Disease. LC Science Tracer Bullet 87-2. - ERIC
Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a degeneration and shrinkage of brain tissue; the symptoms include progressive memory loss, bizarre behavior, difficulty in speaking and walking, incontinence, and confusion. Positive diagnosis is possible only upon examination of brain tissue at autopsy. The disease affects not only the patient but also the caregiver, who for the first few years is usually a family member...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Caregivers; Diseases; Information Sources; Mental Disorders; Older Adults; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 2
[texts]ERIC ED292050: The Impact of Informal Social Support on Well-Being: Comparison across Stages of Adulthood. - ERIC
Social gerontological studies have found little relation between family availability and interaction and well-being of the elderly. Friendship and neighboring interactions seem more consistently related to well-being, but even this is not universal. This study, conducted to examine whether similar patterns exist in other age groups, included young adults, early middle-aged adults, late middle-aged adults, and older adults to compare the effects of social support on well-being in different stages...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adults; Age Differences; Family Relationship; Friendship; Neighborhoods; Social Support Groups; Social Theories; Well Being
Downloads: 2
[texts]ERIC ED294066: Occupational Stress, Health, and General Well Being among Soldiers. - ERIC
A soldier's occupation is a very stressful one, especially for junior enlisted soldiers who have little control over their highly-regimented work lives. This prospective study examined the relationship between soldier occupational stress and health and well-being 8 to 10 months later. Through an ongoing, longitudinal study of attitudes, health, and cohesion in Army units, extensive survey data were collected on lower enlisted soldiers...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Enlisted Personnel; Health; Military Personnel; Social Support Groups; Stress Variables; Well Being; Work Environment
Downloads: 1
[texts]ERIC ED330924: Isolated Elderly. - ERIC
The Minnesota Senior Study, the first statewide survey of the elderly in nearly 20 years, was based on a telephone survey with a statewide sample of 1,500 non-institutionalized Minnesotans age 60 and older. Substantial numbers of Minnesotans age 60-plus were found to have low social contacts. Five percent, or about 33,000 older Minnesotans, fell into the "isolation" pattern. They saw both family and friends no more than monthly...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Aging (Individuals); Older Adults; Social Isolation; Social Networks; Social Support Groups; State Surveys
Downloads: 5
[texts]ERIC ED336914: Materials on Self-Determination. Self-Advocacy: Speaking for Yourself [and] Annotated Bibliography on Self-Determination. - ERIC
This compilation of materials offers an overview paper and an annotated bibliography on self-determination. The overview paper on self-advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities, authored by Michael Kennedy and Patricia Killius, presents a definition of self-advocacy, notes that poor communication skills should not prevent an individual from participating in community living, emphasizes that self-advocacy means having choices and having a say about services, and presents guidelines...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Developmental Disabilities; Independent Living; Personal Autonomy; Self Advocacy; Self Determination; Social Support Groups
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[texts]ERIC ED301565: Internship Manual: Guidelines for Staff Development Course. Supplement to Alternative Certification Program for Critical Fields. - ERIC
This manual provides guidelines and resources for developing a year-long internship program conducted for staff development credit under the joint sponsorship of a college and a school system. The internship carries college credit and is designed for teachers who hold provisional teaching certificates. The first section presents a description of the course with emphasis upon the role of the support team...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Elementary Secondary Education; Internship Programs; Program Development; Program Implementation; Social Support Groups; Staff Development
Downloads: 2
[texts]ERIC ED313608: Social Support for Career Choices and Academic Achievement: An Empirical Investigation. - ERIC
This study investigated the influence of social support on a person's career choice and its impact on later achievement, testing the hypotheses that social support that pressures a person into entering a given field will lead to lower achievement, and that social support that contributes to the person's development of a professional identity will result in higher achievement. Subjects were 1,156 medical students who entered medical school between 1976 and 1981...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Achievement; Career Choice; Higher Education; Medical Students; Professional Development; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 6
[texts]ERIC ED348607: The Recovering Person's Prevention Project (R3P): Involving Recovering Students and Community Members in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention on the College Campus. - ERIC
Experience has shown repeatedly that many members of the "recovering community" are very interested and committed to helping to prevent others from developing alcohol or other drug problems or in helping those who currently have these problems. However, it is often not evident how members of the "recovering community" can be most helpful on campus and work cooperatively with others interested in reducing alcohol and other drug problems...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Alcohol Abuse; Alcoholism; College Students; Higher Education; Prevention; Rehabilitation Counseling; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 3
[texts]ERIC ED230825: The Role of the Church in the Aging Network. - ERIC
For more than a quarter of a century, both human service agencies and religious organizations have provided for the needs of the elderly. In order to study the relationship between these groups, clergy from mainline Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish churches and synagogues (N=34) and social service agency administrators in a midwestern suburb were interviewed. Examination of the data gathered in the interviews indicated that services provided by churches and synagogues fall into four basic groups...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Church Programs; Church Role; Community Services; Gerontology; Older Adults; Social Services; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 3
[texts]Proceedings in behalf of the Morton testimonial
Includes ledger pages for listing donations, "500" p. signed by N.I. Bowditch and Amos A. Lawrence
Keywords: Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868; Fund Raising; Social Support
Downloads: 56
[texts]ERIC ED365904: Death of a Special Person: The Grieving Process. Symposium (University of Central Texas, Killean, Texas, November 13, 1991). - ERIC
This document is the transcript of a symposium that presented information to persons employed or anticipating employment in the human services field in order to assist them in providing support for survivors attempting to cope with the death of a special person. The symposium included the following topics: models of responses to bereavement (those of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and John Schneider), suggestions for friends and employers, suggestions for survivors, and the helping professional's role...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Bereavement; Death; Emotional Response; Human Services; Psychological Patterns; Psychological Services; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 9
[texts]Testimonial of members of the medical profession of Philadelphia, New York, and Boston in behalf of Wm. T.G. Morton, M.D
Facsimile of testimonial with signatures inserted at front
Keywords: Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868; Fund Raising; Social Support
Downloads: 126
[audio]S 2 D 05 - Building your support network - Stewart Shadwell (
In today's show I talk about building your social support network for losing weight and more spherically getting your family and love ones involved in your journey too.Also talk about my personal target and mini goals
Keywords: target; mini goal setting; struggletodiet;; support network; building a social support network; getting help
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[texts]Testimonial of members of the medical profession of Philadelphia, New York and Boston in behalf of Wm. T.G. Morton
NLM copy 1 bound with: Proceedings in behalf of the Morton testimonial. [Boston, 1861]
Keywords: Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868; Anesthesia; Fund Raising; Social Support
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[texts]ERIC ED262325: Designing and Evaluating Social Support Interventions: New Dimensions for Consideration. - ERIC
As research on social support and informal helping has increased, there have been more calls for consultation efforts that might strengthen informal helping networks. Many support-oriented consultation interventions attempt to bolster informal helping systems by modifying informal caregivers' attitudes toward their helping role, building their helping skills, and/or altering the structure of their network ties...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Consultation Programs; Helping Relationship; Intervention; Program Evaluation; Social Networks; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 3
[texts]ERIC ED314210: Children's Type A Behavior and Teacher Ratings of Social Skills. - ERIC
Research has indicated that some Type A individuals lack social support networks; this study was designed to determine whether an alienating aspect of Type A behavior pattern (TABP) is evident in grade school children. As part of the study, two commonly used TABP scales for children, the Matthews Youth Test for Health (MYTH) Scale and the Hunter Wolf A-B Rating Scale (ABRS), were evaluated in an effort to determine which scale best predicted students' social competence...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Elementary Education; Elementary School Students; Interpersonal Competence; Predictor Variables; Rating Scales; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 7
[texts]ERIC ED289269: Parent Resource Directory for Parents and Professionals Caring for Children with Chronic Illness or Disabilities. 1st Edition. - ERIC
The purpose of this directory is to facilitate networking and collaboration among those caring for or providing support services to children with chronic illness or disabling conditions. It is hoped that this directory will enable parents to identify other parents who share their interests and concerns, as well as assist professionals in locating parents whose skills and expertise can assist them in improving community support for children with special needs and their families...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Community Resources; Disabilities; Diseases; Family Programs; Parent Materials; Parent Participation; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 2
[texts]Exploratory investigation of a stress model of medication adherence among elderly outpatients - Gettman, David Allen
Keywords: Research; Patient Compliance--Aged; Models, Psychological; Drug Therapy--Aged; Outpatients; Social Support; Stress, Psychological; Pharmacists; Questionnaires
Downloads: 78
[texts]Proceedings in behalf of the Morton testimonial - Morton Testimonial Association
Issued by the Executive Committee on Morton Testimonial, Cleveland, Ohio
Keywords: Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868; Fund Raising; Social Support
Downloads: 9
[texts]Proceedings in behalf of the Morton testimonial - Morton Testimonial Association
"Form of circular sent to the medical gentlemen of Europe": p. [1] at front
Keywords: Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868; Fund Raising; Social Support
Downloads: 77
[texts]ERIC ED243025: The Elderly Helper. - ERIC
The elderly have generally been portrayed as needy recipients of services; only recently has attention been paid to their contributory role. To explore the nature and characteristics of helping behavior among urban elderly, 117 residents of senior citizens' housing sites in Detroit completed the Altruism Scale for the Elderly and a second measure consisting of a semantic differential scale and open-ended items designed to elicit information about their helping patterns...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Altruism; Gerontology; Helping Relationship; Motivation; Older Adults; Rewards; Social Support Groups; Urban Environment
Downloads: 3
[texts]Proceedings in behalf of the Morton testimonial - Morton Testimonial Association
Cover title
Keywords: Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868; Fund Raising; Social Support
Downloads: 97
[texts]ERIC ED304603: Qualitative Versus Quantitative Social Support as a Predictor of Depression in the Elderly. - ERIC
This study examined the relationship between qualitative and quantitative indicators of social support in the prediction of depression. Quantitative indicators were examined with regard to their direct effects on depression as well as their indirect effects through their relationship to perceived social support. Subjects were 301 community-dwelling elderly persons who were age 65 or older and in good physical and mental health...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Comparative Analysis; Depression (Psychology); Older Adults; Predictor Variables; Social Networks; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 2
[texts]ERIC ED370272: Accessing Parent Groups: A Parent's Guide. - ERIC
This guide notes the value of parent groups for parents of children with disabilities, as they offer parents a place and a means to share information, give and receive emotional support, and work as a team to address common concerns. Typical activities of a parent group are listed, and ways of identifying parent groups that exist nationally and locally are noted. Criteria are outlined for deciding which group or groups would be useful to join, and suggestions are offered for starting a group if ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Disabilities; Information Services; Meetings; Parent Associations; Parent Participation; Planning; Program Development; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 10
[texts]ERIC ED370708: Starting and Operating Support Groups: A Guide for Parents. - ERIC
This booklet is designed to encourage and assist parents in locating or starting a parent support group. It provides guidelines and suggestions for group formation and can serve as a resource guide for parent support groups. The eight sections of the booklet address the following topics: (1) the role of parent support groups; (2) definitions of a support group; (3) preliminary planning before starting a group; (4) getting started; (5) setting up the group; (6) the first meeting; (7) future meeti...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Group Discussion; Group Dynamics; Parent Associations; Parent Participation; Parents; Social Agencies; Social Support Groups
Downloads: 12
[texts]Testimonial to William T.G. Morton - Morton Textimonial Association
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Keywords: Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868; Fund Raising; Social Support
Downloads: 73
[texts]Mortality and morbidity following bone marrow transplantation : predictive utility of psychological variables - Pearman, Timothy P.
Keywords: Bone Marrow Transplantation--psychology; Social Support; Patient Compliance; Personality Assessment; Depressive Disorder; Anxiety
Downloads: 73
[audio]ARZone Podcast 34 Vegan Buddies - ARZone
In this special podcast, the ARZone team instroduce their Vegan Buddies programme. Vegan Buddies is a vegan mentoring scheme designed to help new and aspiring vegans to becaome and stay vegan. In this podcast, listeners are given a brief "audio tour" of the main features of ARZone's Vegan Buddies initiative which can be accessed via the main Animal Rights Zone (ARZone) website At this stage, ARZone are appealing for people to step forward and volunteer to become Vegan Buddy mentors by...
Keywords: Animal Rights Zone (ARZone); Vegan Buddies; vegan; veganism; animal rights; social movement; social support; Neil Lea
Downloads: 339
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